syllabic


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syllabic

1. denoting a kind of verse line based on a specific number of syllables rather than being regulated by stresses or quantities
2. (of plainsong and similar chanting) having each syllable sung to a different note
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Despite having his findings brought into question, Knowlton says he will continue to search for sites with syllabic writing in order to prove his theories.
The singing style is highly syllabic with predominantly one note sung on each syllable of text, as is evident in Example 1.
(3) There are other languages however, such as English, German or Czech which allow consonants such as l, r or a nasal to stand at the centre of the syllable, and are called syllabic consonants, for example: tunnel [tA.nl], brother (in rhotic accents) [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII], mutton [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII], prism [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII].
On the other hand, there is still a significant segment of the population who are most comfortable using syllabics. Advances in computer technology now allow for the production of syllabic publications at the stroke of a key.
In other words, languages that are spoken faster (i.e., that have a higher syllabic rate) tend to pack less information into each individual syllable (i.e.
James Evans--an English-born immigrant-turned-missionary--inaugurated Canadian type design by developing an indigenous syllabic script for two closely related Algonquian languages, Ojibwa and Cree.
This article shows how syllabic and metrical constraints interact differently in two dialects of Bunun, despite their similarity in that both dialects exhibit modifications of vowel clusters in response to the ONSET constraint.
Two aspects of the structure of texts influence the way in which they are melodically treated: syllabic structure and beating structure.
Despite a brilliant quintet of male soloists, heroic in the composer's demands for deft articulation amid a welter of distorted syllabic stress, ticking like manic clockwork, the piece outlived its welcome with its samey, unrelenting textures.
Finally, and of paramount importance for DG, every (new) item of vocabulary is presented in orthographic and phonetic script, with the syllabic structure of the word indicated.
The Sinhala language is characterized by the melodic shifty stress or its essence, the opposition between long and short vowels, the Ablaut variants of the vowels and the syllabic alphabet which, of course, might impact the vowel harmony and can be a feature of all the leveled Indo-European languages.